89-year-old drops football lawsuit

March 12, 2009 5:19:11 AM PDT
An 89-year-old Ohio woman arrested for refusing to return a neighbor kid's football has dropped her lawsuit against the boy's parents.

Edna Jester's attorney filed to drop the lawsuit on Monday. She had sued her next-door neighbors in December, claiming she suffered emotional distress because footballs and other playthings belonging to them keep landing in her yard in the Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash.

In October, Jester confiscated the neighbor boy's football and wouldn't give it back. She was taken to a police station charged with petty theft. The prosecutor later dropped the case.

The lawsuit had sought unspecified monetary damages from neighbors Paul and Kelly Tanis. The family could not be reached for comment.

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